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Old 08-31-2014, 05:06 PM   #31
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It's so different north of the border. Canadian citizens are much more restricted than our citizens. Heavely taxed on beer, liquor, fuel. Makes you wonder on how things could go here, if not for the freedom aspect that still seems to be the common belief in the States, for now at least.
Canadians may be more restricted with regards to firearms, but that hardly means that we enjoy any less freedom than our southern neighbors...the fact that we are more heavily taxed on liquor and fuel does make us less free. Consider the fact that we have 1/10th the population USA has, with a larger land mass...its no wonder we are more heavily taxed.
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:28 PM   #32
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Sorry, I didn't mean it as a criticism, just an observation from a perspective of being neighbors. Comparing the differences as observed. Roughly 20% of our budget goes to national defense. With that, we will protect all aggresors that threaten freedom on the North American continent.

The one thing I do see happening in Canada is your movement to leaner more cost effective government, something we need to take note from our Canadian friends.
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:30 AM   #33
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Here on the east coast we are near the Quebec province. That section of Canada is a bit more challenging in that they only speak french. They are not too kind to us Americans as they feel a bit threatened by our culture I guess. Here in NE we tend to just stay away and let them enjoy their peace.
These french speaking canadians are weird. They are a different breed, trust me. And no, its not only you. English speaking ones get the same treatment.
I went to Montreal few years back and some would not speak to me when I asked them something in english.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:23 AM   #34
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...its no wonder we are more heavily taxed.
Indeed! In Canada, approximately 42 percent of a middle class wage earner's income will go to federal, provincial and local taxes.
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These french speaking canadians are weird.
That's too generalized. There are many fine people in La Belle Province. I have some very good friends there and I'm a redneck canuck. Truth is, there's weird, ignorance and arrogance just about anywhere you go.

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I went to Montreal few years back and some would not speak to me when I asked them something in english.
Ditto - even while attempting to speak the language! But many others were very receptive to my feeble attempt to communicate in their mother tongue.
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That's too generalized. There are many fine people in La Belle Province. I have some very good friends there and I'm a redneck canuck. Truth is, there's weird, ignorance and arrogance just about anywhere you go.


You can say that again! I have travelled a lot of places around the world, been in all sorts of 3rd world thru 1st world countries and have run into every type of person in all of them.

I will say this about Canadians, except for a slight few, every single one of them I met and worked with were super friendly, very funny and genuinely good people. I would personally love to retire to Canada as I think it is beautiful and I love the cold, I just do not think I could afford it..
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Better sneak in if your American. True story, friends of ours son married a canadian recently, and he is waiting 1 year so far to clear the necessary paperwork to apply for a legit job. Sometimes were so alike, and other times so far apart. I think their the smarter ones by the way in the job arena.
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:32 PM   #38
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being married did not get him in automatically?
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No, still have to apply for residency to live here. My son and his new US bride are going through the process now. It could take up to two years which means she cannot legally live or work here. She can only enter Canada as a visitor and remain for a six month period before having to leave and the return again. She could also be denied entry at the whim of an immigration officer.


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Before going to Canada, I read both the Canadian and U.S. Customs regulations concern items which are and are not allowed. The question about fresh food is quite vague. We were told by the folks in Canada the we would have no problems if the food had labels showing the country of origin. Those little sticker on the apples and oranges.


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